Applications Now Open for Canada Day Artist Demonstrations


The City of Abbotsford, in partnership with the Abbotsford Arts Council, is looking for three local artists to be a part of the Canada Day family festival at Abbotsford Exhibition Park on July 1, 2022.

The day-long community event will be the first in-person Canada Day celebration since 2019 and will feature a variety of all-ages activities and programming, including a Community Showcase where community groups and organizations can share activities and information.

We are currently looking for artists to work on a piece of art, demonstrate their artistic practice and engage with the community as part of the Community Showcase. Artists can work alone, or as part of a collective, and their work can include interdisciplinary art, social art, visual art, performance art, music or writing. Applications are open to all Abbotsford artists and are encouraged from new and emerging artists as well as Indigenous artists, culturally diverse artists, artists with disabilities and 2SLGBTQIA+ artists.

The Canada Day demonstration will run from 1:00 to 5:00 pm and selected artists will be provided with a $500 honorarium. The three selected artists will be provided with a 10 by 10-foot space to create and demonstrate their work.
More information and an online application is available at

Submissions will be received up to and including Sunday, May 29. Artists encountering a barrier with the application process are encouraged to contact the City’s Culture Coordinator by May 22 for alternative application methods.

For more information contact:

Aletta Vanderheyden Communications and Public Relations Manager
City of Abbotsford